I've been dealing with Crohns for the past 8 years (officially) and have been on different antibiotics as well as Pentasa over the years. I've been relatively lucky but was hospitalized once for a blockage and once for an abcess. Although I had diarrhea many times every day, my Crohns was considered mild. Then I developed a fistula at the beginning of this year. My GI had to skip all of the other usual medications due to another medical condition and we went straight to Remicade. I had my first infusion in July and within 3 days the diarrhea had tapered down to once or twice a day and all symptoms of the fistula had disappeared. After the 2nd infusion the diarrhea had stopped all together. After the 3rd infusion my stools were fully formed and all other symptoms of Crohns are gone. I've haven't felt this well in almost 10 years. No side effects that I'm aware of. Remicade rocks!!
People react differently to medications. Sometimes it takes a while for the body to respond. Give it some more time and update your GI. Good luck and I hope you start to feel better soon!
32-year-old female diagnosed with CD in 2001.
Currently taking Pentasa 1g x 4 times daily. Started Remicade July 2008.